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Tom Keegan

Column: Top 10 reasons to watch this fall
July 27, 2014
This football season represents a litmus test for the toughness of the Kansas University sports fan. By Tom Keegan
Column: Road success key to KU’s streak of hard-won hardware
July 26, 2014
Remarkably, Kansas has a .735 road winning percentage in league play during the regular-season conference streak. By Tom Keegan
Column: Weis’ claims of his deepest KU roster up for debate
July 25, 2014
Charlie Weis gave those who cringe their way through his press conferences a break this time at the annual Big 12 media days, a year after his steamy remarks put him at the bottom of a pile of criticism. Weis did, however, make two statements off-podium in Dallas that merit scrutiny. Column by Tom Keegan
Column: A-Rod A-OK by local family
July 23, 2014
How would you treat Alex Rodriguez, once considered the greatest baseball player on the planet who has since fallen from grace, if you encountered him in public? A Lawrence family on vacation in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, had the chance to live the answer to that question Tuesday morning. They treated him with kindness and class, and he responded in kind. Column by Tom Keegan
Column: Love, Wiggins trade logical
July 22, 2014
The public posturing from both sides surrounding a potential Andrew Wiggins-for-Kevin Love swap has spiced up the short NBA offseason. By Tom Keegan
Column: Kansas basketball should boast better depth, intensity
July 2, 2014
Every summer, watching a camp game is all that’s necessary to trigger a debate as to whether this year’s Kansas University basketball team will outdo last year’s. For a better read on the basketball team’s 2014-2015, consider the head coach’s words. Column by Tom Keegan
Column: Thanks to Cup, soccer soaring
July 1, 2014
Firing up a Neil Young album, not playing chopsticks on the piano, is the best way to get a child hooked on music. So I should not have been surprised to hear a soccer insider say that the best path to a better understanding of the world’s most popular sport lies in taking in a World Cup game on television, rather than attending a clinic for beginners. By Tom Keegan
Column: Ben Heeney the face of KU football
June 29, 2014
The psyche of a Kansas University football fan in recent years has slipped from euphoria to frustration to anger to the dangerous place it now resides: apathy. By Tom Keegan
Column: Sixers had guts to draft Embiid third
June 27, 2014
In my book, Sam Hinkie, general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, came to the plate for Thursday’s NBA draft with an 0-2 count. But man, what a two-strike hitter this Hinkie guy is. He showed that underneath his mound of statistical printouts and inside the cone of silence lies a man with a burglar’s guts. Column by Tom Keegan
Column: Kansas center Black could be taken late in NBA Draft
June 24, 2014
Not all of the intrigue surrounding members of the most recent Kansas University basketball team during Thursday night’s NBA Draft will take place toward the front of the lottery, where teams will make decisions on Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins.
Column: NBA mock drafts a mockery; Embiid still No. 1
June 24, 2014
Trace the origin of most mock drafts to lies and misdirection plays. So instead of looking at NBA mock drafts to try to figure out what your favorite lottery team will do Thursday night, just ask yourself what you would do by ranking 1 through 14 the prospects available for this draft. In so doing, you’ll probably get closer to draft results than the mocks constructed by those who have NBA sources. Column by Tom Keegan
Column: Soccer fandom a family affair
June 21, 2014
The past two World Cup soccer tournaments have turned baseball fan Jeff Bradley’s stomach inside-out worse than any Red Sox near miss — and there were plenty of those — ever did. Jeff’s brother Bob was head coach for Team USA in the World Cup four years ago. Jeff’s nephew, Bob’s son, Michael is a star midfielder this time around, playing in his second World Cup. Nobody feels pressure more intensely than a family member. Column by Tom Keegan
Column: KU newcomer Graham positive at point guard
June 18, 2014
In some ways, the less you notice a point guard, the better he’s playing. It can mean he’s keeping the ball moving, getting it into the right hands at the right time, not monopolizing it. I didn’t hear much about freshman point guard Devonté Graham’s play in last week’s Bill Self Camp exhibition game featuring past and present Kansas University basketball players, so I decided to take in the camp game Wednesday. Column by Tom Keegan
Column: Pierson should play RB, not WR
June 18, 2014
The closer it gets to college football season, the more columnist Tom Keegan thinks about ways to get the ball in the hands of Tony Pierson more often.
Column: Wind woes bend, don’t break Woodland at Open
June 15, 2014
Gary Woodland yanked his tee shot left, deep into the waste area that hugs the fairways at Pinehurst No. 2, up against a fence, in among the pine trees. From there, Woodland’s round went backward. Literally. Column by Tom Keegan

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